Aluminium Production: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Factory
At Sign Trade Supplies, we take great pride in supplying the UK sign industry with high-quality aluminium signposts, specialist display profiles, and box section. Our aluminium profiles come in a vast array of shapes, sizes, and powder coating colours to meet our customers' diverse needs. We recently went on a factory tour at our partnered aluminium mill to gain insight into the manufacturing process of our products, from the initial solid aluminium billet to the finished profile. It was an incredible experience, and we would like to share a few pictures from our day
The manufacturing process can be broken down into four key stages.
One of the most impressive aspects of the manufacturing process is the use of recycled aluminium. Our aluminium normally contains a recycled content of up to 70%, making it a more environmentally friendly product. Using recycled aluminium has several benefits, including less energy consumption when manufacturing the billet, fewer greenhouse gas emissions, conservation of natural resources, and saving the metal from landfill sites.
During our tour, we also learned about the quality control measures in place to ensure that our products meet our high standards. Each product goes through a rigorous testing process to ensure that it meets the required specifications. The process includes testing for strength, and powder coating adhesion.
The factory tour provided us with an appreciation for the incredible process that goes into producing high-quality aluminium products. We are proud to supply the UK with environmentally friendly and durable aluminium products that meet our customers' diverse needs.